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From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

1. From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Provence during this guided full-day tour from Avignon. Enjoy the town of Fontaine de Vaucluse and stop in the lavender fields for photos. Go for a walk in St-Rémy-de-Provence and take in the views from Pont du Gard.  Be picked up from a meeting point in Avignon and board a comfortable and air-conditioned van for the scenic drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse. Take in the relaxing atmosphere in this town that is next to a spring at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains. Admire the Provençal landscapes in of Luberon and have a chance to have a photo stop in lavender fields in summer (from June 15th to July 31st). Head over to Gordes which is listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France." Walk in the red streets of Roussillon and marvel at panoramic views of the Alpilles in Baux-de-Provence. Take a stroll through the beautiful city of St-Rémy-de-Provence. Stop at the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before returning to your meeting point. 

From Avignon: All Provence in one Day

2. From Avignon: All Provence in one Day

Immerse yourself in the picturesque region of Provence on a comprehensive day trip departing from Avignon. See all of the local highlights, including hilltop villages with colorful homes, historic monuments, and mountain landscapes. Begin your journey with a visit to the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses. On Thursdays, take the opportunity to explore the local market. Enjoy a photo stop at the panorama view point facing the village of Gordes. Then drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and take a walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. Stop at the charming town of Saint-Rémy de Provence to discover its city center. Have some free time in Les Baux de Provence to explore the medieval fortress, located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Continue to the Pont du Gard and visit the best-preserved aqueduct of the Roman period. This full-day will return to Avignon in the middle of the day, lunch on your own during the day.

Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy and Les Baux Half-Day Tour

3. Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy and Les Baux Half-Day Tour

Your 5-hour tour of Provence’s stone monuments and historic towns begins with afternoon pickup by minivan from Avignon. Journey to Saint Remy de Provence for a walk in the city center. Enjoy picturesque views of the Provençal countryside heading south to the Les Baux de Provence – a fortified medieval village perched in Alpilles mountain range. Meander through the narrow stone streets of the historic center, viewing the town's many original 16th-century houses and main attractions such as the Museum of Santons, the Hôtel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church. Afterward, travel to your final stop, the Unesco-listed Pont du Gard. Considered an ancient work of art, this three-tiered construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. View the perfectly preserved masterpiece of ancient engineering that once supplied water to the town of Nîmes.

From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

4. From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

Start your trip from Avignon and relax with round-trip transportation via air-conditioned minibus to explore Van Gogh's Provence. The sunny region of Provence has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, like Van Gogh. From the bright colors of the sun and sunflowers to the various colorful landscapes, he painted hundreds of works during his stay in Arles and St. Rémy de Provence. In Arles, follow in his footsteps at the sites that inspired Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow some reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned.

From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy Day Tour

5. From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy Day Tour

This full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence takes you on a discovery of Provence, visiting Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, and Arles. Upon arrival in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence you will have some free time to explore the town including, on a Wednesday, the open-air market, one of the most picturesque in Provence. You will also make a photo stop at the Roman monuments and at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the hospital where the painter Van Gogh was interned from 1889 to 1890. You will then explore the exceptional village of Les Baux-de-Provence. The village has kept the narrow streets from the Middle Ages and the imposing ruins of a castle. From the rocky spur you can admire the breathtaking view of the exceptional scenery. Continuing on to Arles, and follow the footsteps of Van Gogh to discover the places where he created his most famous paintings dating back to 1888. Arles is also famous worldwide for its Roman heritage. The weekly market is on saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-to-see!

From Arles: Alpilles Regional Park Provence 4x4 Safari

6. From Arles: Alpilles Regional Park Provence 4x4 Safari

After getting picked up from the meeting point in Arles, climb into an all-terrain 4x4 vehicle and set off into the heart of the Alpilles Regional Park, a small range of low mountains in Provence. As you drive, admire Roman ruins, vines, and olive trees spread out as far as the eye can see.  Pass through the picturesque villages of Saint Remy and Baux de Provence, where you will make a 30-minute stop to explore on foot. Stroll through this prestigious historic settlement which offers extraordinary views over the surrounding countryside. Next, visit an olive mill and savor delicious local oils. Your guide, motivated by their passion for provençal culture will unveil the hidden secrets of the region.

From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

7. From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.

From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

8. From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

Visit Saint Rémy de Provence, picturesque and relaxing Provencal town. Photo stop at the Roman monuments «Les Antiques». Possibility to visit the recreation of Van Gogh's bedroom in Saint-Paul de Mausole. Enjoy the weekly market on Wednesdays. Free time in Les Baux de Provence, medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Stroll in the foot steps of Van Gogh in Arles : discover the places which inspired him in his work. The city is also famous for its Roman heritage. The weekly market is on Saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-see ! Lunch on your own during the day. NB : On certain days, a quick drive through Aix en Provence to pick up and drop off passengers may be included.

From Avignon: Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence & Saint-Rémy Tour

9. From Avignon: Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence & Saint-Rémy Tour

Explore the Roman city of Arles, where you will visit the Amphitheatre (entry tickets included). Walk inside the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence, listed among the most beautiful villages of France, which was entirely built with limestone. Visit one of the mills in Les Baux-de-Provence and taste their olive oils. Take pictures in front of the Antiques in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (a mausoleum and a Roman arch) and taste delicious candied fruits in a local factory. Love the home made picnic with fresh products from local farmers when you choose to start the tour in the morning.

From Avignon: Art and History in Provence

10. From Avignon: Art and History in Provence

After a short drive from Avignon and your tour guide's commentary along the way, experience the peaceful surroundings of St Paul de Mausole's asylum, where the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh created masterpieces like "The Starry Night" and "The Irises". Don't miss the remains of the former Roman town of Glanum that are to be admired just nearby. Please be aware that the hospital is still in use today so you will only be able to see the exteriors and the last part of St Remy's Van Gogh Walk with boards representing some of the painter's most famous works. The visit of the replica of the painter's room is not included in this tour. A beautiful drive through vineyards and olive groves will take you to Les Baux de Provence, a real gem in the heart of the Alpilles massif. Your tour guide will drop you at the entrance of this pedestrian village, from where you'll have the chance to enjoy breathtaking views. An eagle's nest perched on a rocky plateau overlooking the Crau and the Camargue, Les Baus is not only a medieval fortress: a lot of shopping opportunities are available there! Meet your driver again and head to the "capital" of the Camargue, the lively and colourful old Arles. Your tour guide will provide you with maps and information about things to do and see, as well as lunch suggestions. A long stop is scheduled so that everyone can have enough time to visit the many monuments inscribed in the Unesco world heritage list, follow in Van Gogh's footsteps and also taste some local specialties (lunch not included). Don't miss Arles' picturesque market on Wednesdays and Saturdays! In the afternoon, meet your guide again and continue the journey with another unique World Heritage Site. Enjoy a beautiful walk on shaded alleys and be awestruck by this 2000-year-old masterpiece of Roman engineering. On hot days you can also deep your feet or take a dive into the river Gardon, to see the aqueduc from an unusual angle! Afterwards, head back to Avignon old town.

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perfect tour in Southern France! We were the only people on the tour so we got the whole tour for ourselves, and our guide was very flexible to accommodate our needs and preferences. He went out of his way to give us a good experience. 5 stars!

We appreciated our guide Emile very much. He told us not only about our destinations but everything else too; food, culture, history. We got enough time in the different places we visited.

our guide Emille (moustache guy!) was amazing and I probably got to learn about France than all other tours put together. highly recommended:)

Our Provence tour was fantastic! Our tour guide, Fred, was awesome!! Highly recommend

Very nice and the guide very attentive. We saw many things and adapted to our tastes.